More than 200 medical and nursing educators from across the U.S.
converged on Cambridge, Massachusetts, Sept. 26-28, 2002, to learn
about best practices and innovations in training clinicians to achieve
new competencies that are necessary in today's health care system
and required of residency programs by the Accreditation Council
for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The conference, "Are you ready? Practical Approaches for Achieving
Required ACGME Competencies in Systems-based Practice and Practice-based
Learning and Improvement," was organized by THCI and Partnerships
for Quality Education. It was aimed at helping program directors
and faculty in medical residency and advanced practice nursing programs
to identify instructional approaches, curriculum resources, and
assessment tools, specifically in the areas of Systems-based
Practice and Practice-based
Learning and Improvement, that they can adapt and incorporate
in their own training programs.
Plenary sessions, workshops, and hands-on exercises focused on
key issues relating to teaching the new competencies:
- Trends in health care and implications for training
- Educating health professionals
- Assessing competencies in medical education
- Strategies for change
here to view a summary PowerPoint presentation, excerpted from
the plenary sessions. For more information on the conference content
and action steps implemented by participants in their own settings
after the conference, click
Course books containing presentation slides and reference materials,
distributed to conference attendees, can be purchased for $125,
while supplies last. Click
here to order.
Click here for
information on THCI's 2003 national conference: Competency Assessment:
Forethought Not Afterthought-Current Practices and Innovations in
Graduate Medical Education, September 10-12, 2003, in Boston.